Kevin Schaul

journalism, graphics, data

Box chart maker (for lack of a better name)

December 7, 2011

I came up with a fun idea last night, on my everlasting quest to provide journalists with tools to create interactive graphics on their own.

Box chart maker is a simple tool for journalists who want to spice up their articles. Influenced by the wonderful presidential pardon interactive graphic by the Washington Post, box chart maker helps non-technical people create beautiful, simple graphics.

Try out the live demo, and give me some feedback. It’s pretty creaky (not at all user-friendly), but it isn’t bad for a day of coding between classes and life.

There are a ton of features I’d like to add. This is iterative development at its finest.

And seriously, if you have a better name, I’d love to hear it.

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